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Related Stories Who gives a hoot about pretty girls as waitresses?Its no reason to block Hooters from Brooklyn Leave it to celebrity chefs to make McDonalds fast food fancy. To counter negative attitudes toward its food, McDonalds held a chef event dinner at Three Sixty restaurant in Tribeca on Thursday night featuring dishes made by nationally recognized chefs using basic McDonalds ingredients elevating the drive-thru experience to fine dining. Mark Von Holden Photography Chef James Tahhan, cooking show star on Telemundo, prepares his Tortilla Esponola with an apple and cucumber chipotle salad made with McDonalds chipotle barbecue and honey mustard sauces I just want people to think differently about our ingredients, McDonalds Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut told the Daily News. People see ingredients like a perfectly round egg on an Egg McMuffin and they think its not a real egg, but theyre fresh cracked eggs every day. I cant change what people believe. Just get to know us a little bit better. RELATED: MCDONALD’S TO OFFER FRUIT, SALAD AS SIDES Mark Von Holden Photography Chefs Aaron McCargo Jr., Jessica Foust, Dale Talde and James Tahhan pose with their fancy fast food at the McDonalds celebrity chef-dinner at Three Sixty restaurant in Tribeca on Thursday. Attendees, a mix of media and franchisees sipped mojitos made from McDonalds Mango Pineapple Smoothie base by the chains dietitian, Jessica Foust, and used forks and knives to cut into chicken nuggets and fries. The multicourse menu featured ingredients like McDonalds crispy chicken, sweet and sour sauce, chipotle barbecue sauce, hash browns, cheddar jack cheese and espresso. Mark Von Holden Photography McDonalds corporate chef and dietitian Jessica Foust served up a slow-cooked beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and french fry gnocchi. Among the entrees was a Kung Pao Chicken appetizer made by Chef Dale Talde, a former Top Chef contender and owner of Talde in Park Slope, that uses Chicken McNuggets sweet and sour sauce served in a bed of iceberg lettuce. RELATED: MAN ORDERS MCEVERYTHING SANDWICH IN MCDONALD’S Next, Telemundo cooking show star Chef James Tahhan prepared a tortilla espanola with garlic aioli served with a zesty apple and cucumber salad, which was followed by a bold barbecue chicken dish by Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., season four winner of The Next Food Network Star, who used crispy chicken doused in chipotle barbecue sauce, applwood smoked bacon and cheddar jack cheese served over a crispy hash brown.

Celebrity chefs serve up fancy fast foods using McDonald’s ingredients

McDonald’s corporate chef and dietitian Jessica Foust served up a slow-cooked beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and french fry gnocchi.

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Jessica Alba hangs out with Haven and Honor. (FameFlynet)

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Jessica Alba hangs out with Haven and Honor. (FameFlynet) Once upon a time in Hollywood, a woman had to be on a TV show or in a movie to stay in the spotlight. Not anymore! In 2013, female celebrities can drum up just as many headlines, possibly even more, simply by becoming a mom. First there’s the speculation about the growing baby bump, then the analysis of pregnancy fashion, the coverage of the baby shower and the birth, the baby’s first photos (usually auctioned off to the highest bidder), the observations about the post-baby body, then the quips about motherhood on the red carpet, possibly a blog about being a mommy, snaps when the celeb is out and about with the kid The possibilities are endless and can keep the publicity train running for years. “Having a baby is on par with winning an Oscar when it comes to the amount that it can improve a celebrity brand,” says Jo Piazza, the author of “Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money.” “Nothing else can do what having a baby does.” [Related: Countdown of the Top 12 Celebrity Moms ] The same can’t be said for a male celebrity, of course, since the public isn’t nearly as obsessed with their relationships, fatherhood plans and what color onesie they put their child in. It’s a definite double standard, notes Alice Marwick, a communications professor at Fordham University who studies consumer culture. “I think there are a lot of very famous male celebrities that we don’t even know very much about their personal lives, or maybe they date lots of different people,” Marwick says. “But when you look at a female celebrity she really is judged on the success of her personal life.” View gallery . Gwen Stefani kicks back with Kingston and Zuma. (FameFlynet) So how does a woman wring the most out of becoming a celeb mom?